I'm a proud owner, with my husband Kirk, of Casa Bambu Beach House Resort, a multiple TripAdvisor award winning property. Since 1994 we have had the pleasure of hosting guests from all over the world in our bamboo houses and seen many return multiple times to enjoy this unique, amazing place.
Twenty years ago, while visiting friends on the Osa Peninsula, we found four acres of overgrown cow pasture by the Golfo Dulce, cleared it of brambles and weeds, and began to transform it. With neighbors, we planted 1,000 trees (now part of the monkey trail) and built Casa Bambu with the help of local friends. Kirk completed a second bamboo house, Casa Linda, in September, 2002; a third, Casa Piña, in August, 2003; and a fourth, Casa Sonrisa, in December, 2007. All the houses are solar-powered with artesian wells, beautiful tropical yards and on a pristine beach.
Back in the U.S. Kirk has been a "green" builder and home designer in Austin, TX. His houses are ultra efficient - utilizing passive solar techniques, proper siting and other applications that conserve energy while providing comfortable shelter.